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SR1 (A1) Fencing System vs. Standard Security Solution

03 October 2023Appears in Products
SR1 (A1) Fencing System vs. Standard Security Solution
Have you seen our new ProFence® Security Fencing Solution, but unsure what the difference is compared to our Standard Security Fencing? Read our latest blog, to understand the difference between the two security solutions.

When it comes to security fencing, there are a number of different options available. One popular option is the SR1 fencing system. This system is designed to provide an increased level of protection by delaying intruders against opportunistic attacks. However, there are also a number of standard security solutions that are available.

So, what is the difference?

SR1 (A1) Fencing System

The SR1 (A1) fencing system is a security fencing system that has been tested and certified to provide a level of protection against opportunistic attacks. The system is designed to delay an intruder for at least 60 seconds, giving time for a security response to be initiated.

The SR1 test is devised by the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) and carried out by the BRE. The test involves a number of different attacks, using a variety of tools from ‘Took Kit A’. The fencing system must successfully resist each of these attacks for at least 60 seconds in order to meet the performance criteria.

The SR1 rating is the equivalent of the LPS 1175 A1 rating. The SR1 (A1) rating is suitable for a wide range of applications, such as schools, hospitals, and commercial premises.

Standard Security Fencing Solution

A standard security fencing solution is a system that has not been tested and certified to a specific standard. These solutions can very in terms of their security level, but can still add protection to your premises.

Standard fencing security solutions are often used in areas such as; residential properties. However, alternative applications may require additional security.

Which Fencing System is the better option?

The best option for you will depend on your specific security needs.

If you are looking for a security fencing system that provides a level of protection against opportunistic attacks, then an sr1 fencing system is a good option.

Below is a table summarizing the key differences between an SR1 (A1) fencing system and a standard security fencing solution:


SR1 (A1) Fencing System

Standard Security Solution

Security LevelProvides a level of protection against opportunistic attacksStill acts as a deterrent to intruders, but not tested to prove it can withstand 60 seconds of attack
Testing & CertificationTested & certified to the LPS1175 A1 standardNot tested or certified to a specific standard
CostMore ExpensiveLess Expensive
Suitable ForCommercial PropertiesResidential Properties
AestheticsAvailable in a range of colours and sizesAvailable in a range of colours and sizes
Delivery Options with First FenceSame & Next Day Delivery Options AvailableSame & Next Day Delivery Options Available

Choosing the Right Security Fencing Solution

The choice between an SR1 (A1) fencing system and a standard fencing system ultimately depends on your unique security requirements.

Taking into consideration, your needs, budget and the long term needs of your premises.

Whether you opt for the SR1 (A1) fencing or a standard security fencing system, prioritising security is a wise investment in safeguarding your premises and assets.

If you would like any further information or advice, Call our Security Fencing Sales Team today at 01283 512 111 or shop online here.